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September 23, 2016
Armor for the Grid

Researchers at Idaho National Laboratory designed a ballistic barrier to protect electrical substations from attack.

September 22, 2016
A New Effort to Save the Ozone Layer and Protect the Climate

As world leaders gathered at the United Nations this week, the Obama administration and global partners today announced several unprecedented steps to secure an ambitious amendment to the Montreal Protocol.

September 21, 2016
New transmission rule aims to improve permitting process, reduce conflicts and lead to better quality projects. | Energy Department photo
Improving the Transmission Permitting Process to Strengthen our Nation’s Grid

Learn what the Final Rule for the Integrated Interagency Pre-Application Process is and why its important.

September 21, 2016
Keeping Cool with Carbon Capture Technologies

The same technology that keeps certain toxins from leaving a power plant is now cleaning indoor air...and saving money!

September 19, 2016
Hard Questions on the Iran Deal with Ernest Moniz

After the first anniversary of the Iran Deal, we gave some of the most commonly asked questions to Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz.

September 16, 2016
Getting the Most out of Solar Panels

Our SunShot Initiative is funding important research into how to get more power out of solar panels by improving their durability, efficiency and performance in real-world conditions.

September 9, 2016
Offshore Wind Arrives in America

The United States got its first-ever offshore wind farm -- and that’s just the beginning. Announcing a new national strategy to tap into offshore wind's huge potential to power America with clean energy.

September 6, 2016
Vision for Future Buildings
Buildings of the Future

What should buildings look like in 100 years? Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory made a blueprint for buildings that are more comfortable, efficient and intelligent than today.

August 29, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz takes a slap shot at Boston College's Conte Forum to promote green sports arenas. | Photo by Simon Edelman, Energy Department.
Game On: DOE Initiative Supports Leadership in Sports Venues

DOE and its partners released the Survey on Energy and Water Efficiency of Stadiums and Arenas for sports venue owners and operators regarding their facilities' energy and water usage.

August 29, 2016
The World’s Largest 3D Printed Object

Oak Ridge National Laboratory 3D-printed a tool Boeing will use to build its airplane wings.